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Dear Book People

  Sincerely Erik, is a moving short film written and directed by Naz Riahi about one bookseller struggling in these plague times. Although it is fictional, it poignantly reflects the reality that many folks in the book trade are experiencing all over … Continue reading

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Virtually Independent Bookstore Day

Tomorrow more than 630 bookstores across North America are planning to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day . Booksellers are promoting a variety of virtual and in person events this year. Kids’ and YA events: 1:00 p.m. ET: Lisa Brown drawing class from Goldfish Ghost 1:30 … Continue reading

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How Book Lovers Can Help

If you are anything like me, these days you are searching for positive things that can be done. One simple, concrete action is to support indie bookstores, and especially those stores owned by people of color. Most of these valuable … Continue reading

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How to help indie bookshops survive

The new coronavirus presents a real challenge to bookstores. Here are some ways you can help keep your local bookstore open—during the pandemic and after—without leaving home.  1.  Pre-Order Books Online It’s likely that you know a book you want is … Continue reading

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Welcome to Bookshop!

Last week, a new online book retailer model launched the beta version of its innovative site.Indeed, Bookshop.org has gone live with the mission to “financially support independent bookstores and give back to the book community.” Founded by the publisher and entrepreneur … Continue reading

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Think Globally, Shop Locally

 

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More Than Words

More Than Words is a nonprofit social enterprise that empowers young adults who are in the foster care system, court-involved, homeless, or out of school to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a book business. They believe … Continue reading

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Bookstore Tourism: Boston

Boston is one of those rare cities in the United States that still has an abundance of excellent independent bookstores. One of my all time favorites in Boston is the wonderful family owned Brattle Book Shop. Not only is it … Continue reading

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Secret Bookstores NYC

With iconic New York City booksellers seemingly disappearing every month, it’s a relief to find that venerable institutions are fighting the trend and thriving. It’s particularly surprising when it comes to obscure book shops such as the little-known James Cummins … Continue reading

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